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About TSB Festival of Lights

Every summer Pukekura Park, one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens, is transformed into a beautiful illuminated night-time wonderland with multi-coloured lights gleaming amongst the trees, attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year.

The festival has live night-time entertainment from national and international performers, a fantastic mix of daytime activities for children and families, twilight movies in the park, amazing lighting features and performance features.

Summer Scene

The daytime event's programme for children and families is sponsored by TAG Oil, Kinetic and BTW Company and has over 20 events each season.

On Stage

The night entertainment programme is supported by TSB Community Trust and has over 45 national and international successful acts each season. 

Twilight Movies

The outdoor movies in the park is a truly magical experience under the stars.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors

Our much loved community event would not be possible without the wonderful support of our sponsors including our naming rights sponsor TSB, our major community partner TSB Community Trust and all our other funding partners and sponsors. The ongoing support we are offered each year is much appreciated.


Finalist of the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts for All Award 2016

The judging panel applauded the TSB Festival of Lights work in responding to the needs of disabled people in the community and for providing access to the festival.

New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) 'Outstanding Event' 2014

The TSB Festival of Lights has been named the most Outstanding Event  in New Zealand, which recognises the recreation industry's most innovative and inspiring individuals and organisations. 

New Zealand Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP) 'Best Established Community Event' 2014

The TSB Festival of Lights was voted the Best Established Community Event in New Zealand. The award recognises excellence in an event delivered to meet local community needs or provide an enhanced experience.

Finalist of the Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards 2014

The TSB Festival of Lights is a much loved community event in New Plymouth and was a proud finalist of the Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards for 2014. 

Voted 'Premier Cultural Festival and Arts Event' by Creative New Zealand - 2007
Named 'Premier Cultural Festival and Arts Event' by Creative New Zealand - 2005

We thank the following organisations for generously investing in this iconic community event.

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